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Windows 7: SSD needs 4k-advanced format update when isntalling fresh windows7?


02 Dec 2013   #1

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SSD needs 4k-advanced format update when isntalling fresh windows7?

I got this old windows 7 x64 installation DVD from 2009 I believe. It is installed on my sata hdd. Over the years my system got the "4k-advanced format" software update for devices who use 4k-sectors - I'm guessing SSD's also use 4k-advanced format sectors?

Now I'm worried if I buy a Samsung SSD and use my DVD to install Windows 7 x64 this might go wrong. Because the installation-dvd does not have the 4k-advanced update yet - Might I be worried about nothing or does this need a workaround?

NI. I do not like to download ISO's form the internet with SP1 pre-installed or slipstreamed. My Windows is genuine and derived from Microsoft when I got a MSDN account needed for work. Most importantly I got special hw. installed which clashes with SP1. So I rather have a fresh installation on a new SSD exactly the way I got it installed on my HDD now. But I'm worried cloning from HDD -> SSD might provide performance issues.


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02 Dec 2013   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have never heard of that requirement. Installing on the SSD with your installation DVD should be a straight forward thing.
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06 Dec 2013   #3

w7 ult 32 and w7 hp 64 X 2
 
 

Perhaps you are thinking about 4k alignment when installing Windows7? If so there is no problem at all with an ssd and Windows 7. After loading Windows 7 you can check and if necessary align using "MINI TOOL PARTITION WIZARD" which is an excellent free program for hard drives and ssd's.
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